Rey and Luke’s costumes – Air & Space

I heard one of Rey’s costumes was on display at Air & Space over the holidays, so we took a trip over there while we were checking out the Christmas Market. Here are all my pics! First let’s get the selfies out of the way. They also had one of Luke’s costumes. Here are as many detail pics as I … Continue Reading →


Regency Pumpkin Tea and Candlelight Soiree – November 2017

In early November, as we did not have the baby early, we were able to attend Stephanie’s pumpkin tea, and also the candlelight soiree, both of which were lovely! Fortunately, regency is super easy to fit into when nine months pregnant! This was true for more than just me, because for the Pumpkin tea, we had a record 4 of … Continue Reading →


Halloween 2017

We did make it to my friend Steve’s annual Halloween party this year, even though I was very very pregnant. I didn’t have much energy for sewing, but I realized I had never really worn my Padme Episode 3 robe and outfit – which she wears when she is pregnant! I had to pin a panel in back of the … Continue Reading →


Big Bustle Birthday Party

Caroline had a Big Bustle party for her birthday in October, held both at the Arboretum in DC and at her lovely Capitol Hill house. I don’t have a bustle gown, and I was also a month from my due date, so I was unprepared to sew one! She kindly let me wearing 18th century since it was kinda bustle-y. … Continue Reading →


2016 Year in Review – costume events

Yeah, I got literally nothing done this year. In my defense, I was still suffering from my general costuming malaise and then I actually had a successful pregancy, so between changing sizes and being dead tired, I didn’t really do any sewing. I started a waistcoat for Doug when Gloria and I had a sewing day, but it’s still sitting … Continue Reading →


AwesomeCon – June 2017

AwesomeCon was in June this year. Despite being about 5 months pregnant, I was able to fit into my League of Their Own costumes so Gloria and I could be twinsies. I also was a part of a JWST panel on how we combine Art and Science to tell the story of the mission. Had a great weekend! Here’s pics! … Continue Reading →


Fort Fred

The 18th century market fair, Fort Fred, was, this year, at the end of April, exceedingly, unseasonably hot. I was pregnant and didn’t want to put myself through wearing a costume with stays, which may not have even fit. (Stays aren’t meant to squeeze the waist, Victorian hourglass style, so I could wear them very loosely laced – but my … Continue Reading →


Big Ass Hat Tea

I was invited to Jenny-Rose’s Big Ass hat tea in April and it was a lovely time. The food was fantastic, as were the costumes, and it was so nice to see so many people! Thanks for the invitation, Jenny-Rose! I rewore what is now one of my fav jackets – the yellow and white silk I got in Germany. … Continue Reading →


Française Dinner, March 2017

A small affair this year. But it was a date and location that were easy for me to go, so I was glad to be able to make it! We were in Annapolis this time – the room was nice, but had some weird red lighting, so my pics aren’t great. I really need to make a new Francaise gown … Continue Reading →


Riversdale 12th Night

At the start at 2017, we went to the Riversdale 12th Night Ball. The food was delicious – all period recipes – and the chef made all kinds of pickled products, which were all delicious. The gown was new – a simple drawstring gown out of an ebay sari. Not sure the shiny material is as flattering – but the … Continue Reading →


Victorian Christmas Tea

Who’s in the mood for Christmas? Yeah. I’m still super behind on blogging anything. BUT I did get to go to a superfun Victorian Christmas tea, hosted by the lovely Carolyn, in the gorgeous Capitol Hill row house that her and her husband are staying in while on assignment in DC. It’s the perfect place for costume parties! The food … Continue Reading →


November Ball at Gadsbys Tavern

November also brought a ball at Gadsby’s Tavern to which I finally wore the second of two 18th century jackets I made with fabric bought years ago in Germany. I got one meter each of some pretty fabric, and I was able to very carefully turn them each into a jacket. I completed this a while ago but only now … Continue Reading →


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